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  1. #1

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    I know that I'm pretty new to the site but I thought I would start one of these journals. I actually had done an aquarium blog in the past, on my personal site, but it was taken down by hackers about 8 months ago. Bummer. For the last 5 years or so I was exclusively breeding angelfish. Due to a lack of time and people to sell the fish to I've decided to move most of my tanks into community tanks. Below Is a description of my tanks.

    29G Angelfish Tank
    6 Angelfish
    1 Upside down catfish
    Narrow leaf java fern, broad leaf java fern
    This tank is the last of the angelfish that I have. At the moment there are 6 angelfish in the tank (3M, 3F); 1 Dark, 1 Gold Marble, 1 Marble, 3 Gold Ghosts. Things are getting a little crowded at the moment so I am looking to find a new home for 2 of the gold ghosts. Although I don't recommend it, from my experience, angelfish can be overcrowded without a problem. The secret it to make sure you remove any eggs that the females may lay in the tank. This can be done by hand, but a much easier solution is to simply supply the tank with a mildly aggressive catfish. I find that upside down cats work great for this. They keep to themselves during the day, then at night will eat the eggs while its dark.

    29G Tetra Tank
    18-20 Neon Tetras
    2 Emperor Tetras
    1 Rainbow Shark
    Narrow and Broadleaf Ludwig, Narrow Leaf Java Fern
    I've wanted to do a swarm tank for a long time now. My first attempt was a failure due to some ick that wiped out my first school. After cleaning up the tank and re-cyclying I'm giving it another try. On the day that I wrote this I swapped out the zebras (which I kept in the tank to hold the cycle) and put in the tetras and shark from above. As this tank gets settled (or not) I will add more entries.

    20G Molly/Platty Tank
    3 Platties (3F)
    3 Mollies (2M, 1F)
    1 Panda Cory
    Narrow and Broad Leaf Ludwig. Broadleaf Java Fern
    This is really my wifes tank. She loves mollies/platties so we setup a tank for fish that she likes. Although I've had some problems with my other fish in the last few months, these mollies/platties were super easy. No problems, no hassle. I wish my other fish were this easy. I've been trying to breed some of the fry from this tank. Unfortunatly I haven't seen any fry in the tank yet. There is also an odd fog to the water that I can't seem to clear up even though the water chemistry seems fine.

    20G Fancy Guppy Colony Tank
    7-10 Adult Fancy Guppies
    ?? Fry-Juvenile Guppies
    Watersprite, Stargrass, Green/Sunset Hygro, Apons, Red Crypts
    This is my new favorite tank. I setup the tank initially as a guppy tank with 6 pairs. Within a few weeks there were fry EVERYWHERE! Unfortunately I had a heater malfunction and lost a number of the adults, although a few fry survived. After adding a few adults back into the tank things are more stable again and going really well. I love that the tank is a thriving colony. With a quick look at the tank while I write this I can see 6-8 fry of different ages swimming around the tank.

    10G Farm Tank
    Misc Plants (listed above)
    This tank is mostly used to grow extra plants for sale, trade or use in my tanks.

    2 x 2G Betta Tank
    These tanks have my wife and my bettas in them. My wife has had her betta for about 3 years now (yellow crowntail). My betta is younger, about a year or so (blue/red crowntail). Both tanks are planted. At the moment my tank actually has plants that I gathered from my fathers pond. After quarantining the plants I am now attempting to grow them, and having some success.

    If you have any questions/comments about my tanks, fish or plants let me know. I am still in the process of setting up a number of these tank so I will continue to add entries in the days, weeks, and months to come. :-)
    75G Planted Blue Themed Community Tank:
    Neon Tetras, Blue Platties, Blue Guppies, Blue Snails, & a pleco
    with 4 hang off breeder tanks for Blue/Red Platty Project


  2. #2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nic
    These tanks have my wife and my bettas in them.
    Wow! You're wife lives in a two gallon tank! LOL J/K

    That is a great write up, and it sounds like you are going to have a lot of fun with these tanks Keep us updated.
    75 Gallon Malawi

    35 Gallon Juvie Demasoni

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    Cool!

    Got any pics?
    75g - 20 cardinals : 7 panda cory : 5 Julii cory : 9 zebra danios : 1 CAE : 2 SAE : 2 yo-yos : 1 BN
    25g: 5 long-finned zebra danios

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    Here are some pics. They were taken during feeding time so a lot of the fish are at the top and not quite visible. Hopefully this weekend I can get some better ones up.

    29G Angelfish Tank


    29G Tetra Tank


    20G Molly/Platty Tank


    20G Guppy Colony Tank
    75G Planted Blue Themed Community Tank:
    Neon Tetras, Blue Platties, Blue Guppies, Blue Snails, & a pleco
    with 4 hang off breeder tanks for Blue/Red Platty Project


  5. #5

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    very nice tanks. Thanks for sharing.
    55g- blood parrots, SAE, bristlenose plecos
    75G-oscar

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    Nice!

    What's that background plant in the tetra tank?
    75g - 20 cardinals : 7 panda cory : 5 Julii cory : 9 zebra danios : 1 CAE : 2 SAE : 2 yo-yos : 1 BN
    25g: 5 long-finned zebra danios

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    nice looking tanks
    angelcakes (penny)
    "The big fish eats the small one."
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  8. #8

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    The tetra tank has been through a few revisions. At the moment (in the picture) I have what I call narrow leaf ludwig across the back. I purchased it a while ago and have propogated it quite a bit. Unfortunatly I don't think its actually a ludwig, I suspect that its really Dwarf Rotala but what I have never really looks like the pics I've seen online. Overall it grows quite nicely, great green, pink and red coloring. Reasonably easy to propogate, as with most stem plants, and it will send out runners if its left in one place for long enough.

    There is also a couple broadleaf ludwigs around the filter intake becuase they are a little stronger so the intake doesn't beat them up as much. In the middlegroud is a line of narrow leaf java fern that the neons like to dart in and out of.

    A quick update on the Tetra Tank as well. Unfortunatly the Emperor Tetras didn't take. I bought 3, one of which dissapeared within a few hours. I'm still not sure where that one went. The other two were acting weird so I pulled them and put them into quaranteen and they passed away during the day. the didn't look sick I think the water here is just hard to keep some tetras in (I had a similar problem with rummynose) On the up side the neon tetras are doing great! I'm so happy. I'm going to run down to the store at lunch tomorrow and grab another handful of the same ones.

    Now I need to find some kind of "centerpeice" fish for the tank....
    75G Planted Blue Themed Community Tank:
    Neon Tetras, Blue Platties, Blue Guppies, Blue Snails, & a pleco
    with 4 hang off breeder tanks for Blue/Red Platty Project


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    Just be sure to QT the new neons.. :)

    You can't go wrong with a nice piece of driftwood for a centerpiece..

    Make sure you put dead center, though, as it looks more visually interesting and natural if it is off center.
    75g - 20 cardinals : 7 panda cory : 5 Julii cory : 9 zebra danios : 1 CAE : 2 SAE : 2 yo-yos : 1 BN
    25g: 5 long-finned zebra danios

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    Search the floor around the tank for the missing fish. Tanks look great btw

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